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Trombone Player's Sample Pack

You get sample pages from all of our trombone books on this page, plus sample pages from the solo pieces too.

Includes samples pages from... The Advancing Trombone Player, Slide Master, Forty-Nine Arban Duets, All The Notes and More, Full Range Studies - plus these solo pieces: Heartland and Solo for Trombone and Trombonist

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TROMBONE BOOKS - all are 8.5 x 11 print books

How To Order Multiple Titles:

Click the order link for the first book and fill in the form, then click the Continue to shopping cart button, you will see your cart with the first book in place. Then come back to this page, click the order link for the second book, then click the Continue to shopping cart button, you will see your cart with books 1 and 2 in place. Repeat as needed. After done selecting the books, then continue with the shopping cart instructions. This instruction does not apply to Solo for Trombone and Trombonist, instead simply click the order button to make your purchase.

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THE ADVANCING TROMBONE PLAYER

A complete step-by-step system that includes everything you need to build your embouchure, tone, technique, flexibility, tonguing, endurance, range, and musicianship. Written for those trombone players who are ready to achieve the highest levels of playing their horn. 

The “ATP” system consists of four sessions per day: warm-up, tonality study, Arban’s book studies (you are guided through the whole Arban book in the lessons practicing a few studies from each section of the book), and endurance/range/musicianship studies. This will take approximately two hours per day divided into four sessions, with breaks in between. Don’t try to play all of the assignments in one session, you really do need the rest to keep your embouchure fresh all day and ready again for the next day.

If you cannot commit to two hours per day, then go with one hour per day and play every other exercise in the lessons on day one, then on day two play the ones you skipped, on day three alternate back to the ones you played on day one, and so on back and forth throughout the week. And spend two weeks on each lesson instead of one week, or longer if needed, when using this pattern.

NOTE: The Advancing Trombone Player has additional emphasis on multiple tongue articulations in the tonality studies that builds more strength, endurance, and agility all over the horn, and has 10 full range studies included. The Full Range Studies for Trombone book contains those 10 plus 8 more for a total of 18. The ATP is really designed for those who really want to step up their game and master all registers of the trombone.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The book has a total of 168 pages, which includes 8 pages of music for the warm-up routine session, 48 pages of music for the 12 tonality studies session, and 53 pages of music for the full range studies session, plus there are 52 pages of step-by-step lessons, one per page. For the fourth session of each lesson, you will need an Arban’s Complete Method for Trombone book (Alessi-Bowman 2002 edition). If you have a copy, please check it to make sure that the page numbers that I have used in The Advancing Trombone Player book matches with your Arban’s book. Here is a link to the edition that I used for this book - Arban book - if your page 139 in your Arban’s book is the beginning (#1) of the interval studies and page 323 begins the Characteristic Studies (#1), then you’re fine.

A Few Things To Remember:

  • Be diligent in your practice, you will be rewarded for your discipline by following the routines in the 52 Lessons - use these lesson plans, this step-by-step system is designed to get you playing better, and much quicker, than a haphazard approach to practicing

  • Rest as much as you play within each practice session, you should still feel good at the end of each practice session

  • Always strive for a great sound on every note

  • Always play musically

  • Slow and good is better than fast and bad - you will learn faster by practicing slowly, then speed up in small increments to improve your coordination to play faster and still sound good

  • Practice all of the articulations when indicated (S=Slur, T=Tongue, etc.)

  • Use a metronome to help you improve your coordination as you speed things up

  • If you can’t reach some notes, give it three tries and then move on - they will come in time

  • Each lesson can last one week, or two weeks, or whatever time period you are comfortable with - just keep progressing step-by-step through the lessons - and start with Lesson 1

  • When you get to the end of the 52 lessons, start at Lesson 1 then do Lesson 52, then 2 and 51, then 3 and 50, and so on until you’ve done 52 and 1, criss-crossing in the middle. After that use the warm-up and tonality sections daily to keep in shape and progress to other practice materials. You can always return to the ATP system for a review to work on specific areas of your playing, or if you take some time off and need to be a comeback trombone player all over again

  • Listen to great trombone players in all styles of music - this will help you know what a trombone is supposed to sound like so you can model your sound by emulating the best players around

  • Have fun!!

If you have any questions, feel comfortable in contacting me at my email address that is on the bottom of each webpage at our website.

Go for it and have a great time!

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Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Get the book and give it a go for 30 days, and if you're not improved and playing better, contact me within 45 days and I will refund 100% of the purchase price. We don't want any unhappy customers.

 

FULL RANGE STUDIES for Trombone

A complete system to develop and maintain your range, sound, endurance, and flexibility from Low E to Double High Bb ... and beyond! (90 pages)

The Full Range Studies for Trombone book can be used by all trombone players, at any level of playing. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, advanced, comeback player, or professional - this book will be very valuable to you over the years to come.

The “FRS” system consists of 18 studies. One study of the 18 should be played every other day on a rotation basis (1, 2, 3, 4…17, 18), and three times a week is recommended. You will do the complete rotation every 6 weeks. Don’t try to play all of the studies in one day, these are meant to build you up, not beat you up.

Each study session will take you approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. If you rest correctly during the practice session, your embouchure should feel good, not beat up. If you feel beat up then you didn’t rest enough or you went too far in the study. Only go as far in each study as you can without playing incorrectly. It does no good to practice incorrect habits.

NOTE: If you want to work on your pedal register, simply extend the exercises down into the lower octaves.

A Few Things To Remember:

  • Be diligent in your practice, you will be rewarded for your discipline by following the routines in the 18 studies - using these studies in this step-by-step system will get you playing better, and much quicker, than a haphazard approach to practicing

  • Rest as much as you play and rest as much as you play within each practice session, you should still feel good at the end of each practice session

  • Always strive for a great sound on every note

  • Always play musically - don’t just play, make music

  • Slow and good is better than fast and bad - you will learn faster by practicing slowly, then speed up in small increments to improve your coordination to play faster and still sound good

  • Practice all of the articulations when indicated (S=Slur, T=Tongue, B=breath, etc.)

  • Use a metronome to help you improve your coordination as you speed things up

  • If you can’t reach some notes, give it three tries and then move on - they will come in time

  • Play with other people, whether it be duets, trios, quartets, quintets, band, orchestra, jazz ensemble, church services - get out there and rehearse, perform and make music with others

  • Each study is meant to be played once and then move to the next one on the next FRS practice day of the week (every other day, three days a week is fine). These are not technically hard, so you don’t have to “practice” them with repetition, so just move on to the next study in rotation. Just keep progressing step-by-step through the lessons - and start with Study 1

  • When you get to the end of the 18 studies after 6 weeks, start at Study 1 again and continue through the studies to Study 18. Then once again go back to Study 1 and do the same, again and again for development and maintenance

  • As you advance in these studies, you can begin playing two phrases together without removing the mouthpiece and resting. Do the whole book this way (1-18 in rotation), then on the next time through the book do 3 phrases without removing the mouthpiece, and the next time through the book 4 times, etc. - always end your practice session feeling good so you can practice other things or perform later

Get your copy now! It's only $29.95 - Click here to order

Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Get the book and give it a go for 30 days, and if you're not improved and playing better, contact me within 45 days and I will refund 100% of the purchase price. We don't want any unhappy customers.

Slide Master

SLIDE MASTER for Trombone - 101 Studies For Making Your Slide Technique Work Right, And Your Tongue And Chops Too.

Plus 12 Etudes and 12 Duets that Target Your Slide Technique 

(you can also play the duets with trumpet players who have their Give It The 3rd Finger version of this book)  

You know what I'm talking about, it's the thing that really hangs you up when you're playing scales and arpeggios, and completely messes you up when you're really trying to impress your friends and amaze your audiences.... :-) - You can download a free sample page from the book, see below.

All of the studies, etudes, and duets in this book target your slide technique while playing a variety of interesting patterns, articulations, and ranges. Developing your strength, technique, and coordination will improve all of your abilities to play with more agility, musicality, and confidence.

To get a sample PDF of the first pages of the sixteenth notes and triplets exercises plus two of the etudes/duets signup for the free Trombone Player's Sample Pack at the top of this page. There are 101 slide technique studies, and 12 etudes and 12 matching duets in the full printed book (69 pages).

Get your copy now! It's only $24.95 - Click here to order

Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Get the book and give it a go for 30 days, and if you're not improved and playing better, contact me within 45 days and I will refund 100% of the purchase price. We don't want any unhappy customers.


FORTY-NINE LONG LOST ARBAN DUETS FOR TROMBONE (...that Arban never wrote!) 

(also available for trumpet too, see trumpet page)  

The original studies written by J.B. Arban that are the basis for these forty-nine duets are among the most assigned, practiced, played, and reviewed by all brass players - beginner, intermediate, advanced, and pro alike. But there were never duets based on them... until now! Practicing and playing them with your friends, students, and colleagues will yield tremendous benefits for all involved.

These new duets are based on the studies starting with the Syncopation Studies 1-38 then the Fanfare Tonguing studies 135-145 that are right after all the double tongue studies. The book contains both parts. There is a separate duet book of the same duets for trumpet... so if your trumpet pals have their edition it's easy to play the classic studies as duets with them too (or treble clef euphoniums too). You can download some free sample duets from the book, see below.

Here’s just a few suggestions for using these classic studies as duets:

  • Actually schedule a time each week to play duets. We all need to have ensembles to play and perform in, and a duet is the easiest to organize - it’s just you and your duet partner. Or add a third player to make things even more fun (plus this makes sure you are resting properly by having only two of you play while the third is resting).

  • As you play, be listening closely to yourself and your duet partner to match the attack, tone, phrasing, articulations, dynamics, and intonation to create a truly musical experience. Don’t just play notes - always make music!

  • Be sure to practice and play both parts. Each player will benefit from playing the 1st and 2nd parts. Have the 2nd part player follow the musical example of the 1st part player, then switch parts for more “follow the leader” practice.

  • After perfecting duets 19-37 as single tongue duets, speed up the tempo and use double tongue or triple tongue for even more fun.

  • These duets are also great for practicing sight reading, transposition, building endurance, increasing range by transposing them into higher keys, and playing rhythmically.

A few things to remember:

  • Practice slowly at first - work for even tone and rhythm, then speed up as you can play cleanly.

  • Always REST as much as you play to avoid overdoing your practicing!

To download (PDF) a few sample duets from the book signup for the free Trombone Player's Sample Pack at the top of this page.  There are 49 duets in the full printed book (58 pages).

Get your copy now! It's only $24.95 - Click here to order

Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Get the book and give it a go for 30 days, and if you're not improved and playing better, contact me within 45 days and I will refund 100% of the purchase price. We don't want any unhappy customers.

 

ALL THE NOTES AND MORE FOR TROMBONE

70 Studies In Each Of The 12 Tonalities To Develop And Maintain Tone, Tonguing, Technique, Flexibility, Endurance, Range, And More For All Trombone Players No Matter What Styles You Play

(also available for
Trumpet
and Saxophone)

Do you really know your scales?

I mean major, all minors, diminished, whole tone, blues, major and minor pentatonic, modes, chromatic, and more! And all of these in different patterns, arpeggios, ranges, and articulations too. And in all twelve keys.

Here's the ultimate book for trombone players (and any other bass clef player too)...

ALL THE NOTES AND MORE is designed to help you develop and maintain your tone, tonguing, technique, flexibility, endurance, range, and more no matter what styles you play. In it you will practice and master all kinds of scales and arpeggios in all ranges of your instrument. They are the necessary building blocks of music, and all top performers have them ingrained into their playing so they can perform at the highest levels of musicianship.

Here's just a few suggestions for using these studies:
  • Always play with a great sound. No matter whether you're playing high or low, fast or slow...always listen to yourself closely to play with a great sound. That's what others are hearing, make them say... "Oh what a sound!" ...when you play.

  • It is never possible to play these studies too slowly. However it is possible to play them too fast. By playing slow, you can listen closely to the fundamentals of playing to make adjustments that make playing the studies quicker much easier and more musical. As you play, be listening closely to yourself so that each note has a pleasing sound.

  • Don't just play notes - always make music!

  • When learning a study, you may wish to start with the last measure, play it a few times until you are comfortable with it, then back up one measure and play the last two measures. Then practice the last three measures. Repeat this strategy until you are at the beginning of the study. This way you will have lots of practice finishing strong.

  • Always use various articulations for the studies. Examples: all slurred, all tongued, slur four, slur two tongue two, tongue two slur two, multiple tonguing and on and on. Mix it up as you play through a tonality, it will help you keep your embouchure fresh and mind alert.

  • When first going through the studies, you may want to spend a week, or a month, on learning a tonality. After you have learned all the tonalities, you may want to review one tonality a day split up into a few different practice sessions to maintain your level of playing.

  • ALTERNATE METHOD (recommended) - start with study #1 in the C tonality, play it. Then play #1 in the F tonality, then #1 in Bb, then #1 in Eb, and so on all the way through the 12 tonalities. When learning the studies do this for a week (or two) on each study and you will master it in all tonalities. Then proceed to study #2 and use the same system to learn it in all 12 tonalities. Continue through all the studies in this manner. Always vary the articulations you use throughout your practice session of these studies.

  • For younger players, play to the top of your range then skip notes to pick-up the pattern and continue to the end.

  • Practice slowly at first - work for even tone and rhythm, then speed up as you can play cleanly.

  • Always REST as much as you play to avoid overdoing your practicing!

To download (PDF) a few C tonality pages from the book signup for the free Trombone Player's Sample Pack at the top of this page. The full printed book (174 pages) contains all of the 12 tonalities.

Get your copy now! It's only $29.95 - Click here to order

Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Get the book and give it a go for 30 days, and if you're not improved and playing better, contact me within 45 days and I will refund 100% of the purchase price. We don't want any unhappy customers.

 

HEARTLAND for Solo Trombone and CD
Accompaniment
(also available for trumpet and sax)

"Heartland is a fun work that audiences love!"

David R. Manson
Music Industry Recording Arts
St. Petersburg College
St. Petersburg, FL

Click here to see the first page of the trombone part (a new window will open), and click the play button below to listen to the opening section of the CD Accompaniment - the whole piece timing is 7:15.


Click here to order - it's only $19.95


Solo for Trombone
And Trombonist!

Fun, avant-garde piece - you and your audience will love it (when was the last time you actually were supposed to shoot someone in the audience with your squirt bottle??!!) ... this will be the big hit that everyone remembers forever from your recital.

Originally premiered by Thomas E. McColley, way back in the day.

Click here to see the title page and first page of the music (a new window opens).

After purchasing, make sure to keep clicking to come back to our site to register your purchase so you can download the PDF file of the piece for you to print your personal registered copy for practice and performance. It's only $19.95.




 
 
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